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Firm in community Article by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2010-11/firm-community Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Church , Community , Eucharist , Worship Source: The Christian Century Kyle Childress reflects on growing community through worship and the table, a necessary task so that we may stand firm through the trials of the week. Porching, Friendship and Ministry Article by Kyle Childress https://www.faithandleadership.com/kyle-childress-porching-friendship-and-ministry Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Ministry , Friendship , Community , Pastoral leadership Source: Faith and Leadership In this article, Kyle Childress reflects on how a front porch embodies the ideals of pastoral care and emphasizes a pastor's responsibility to nurture genuine relationships . The Greatest of All Shrubs Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2014/07/the-greatest-of-all-shrubs/ Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress Topics: Parables , Kingdom of God Source: Ekklesia Project In this commentary on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52, Kyle Childress sees in the Parable of the Mustard Seed the truth that God’s Way is quiet, small, slow, and humble, yet persistent and unrelenting. The Neighborhood: A Company of Friends Article by Kyle Childress http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/61111.pdf Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Friendship , Sabbath , Trust , Rest Source: The Christian Reflection Project In this article, Kyle Childress shares the story of how he has learned to enjoy Sabbath and trust God and God's people through his friendship with six pastors. Answerizing Devotional by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2010-11/answerizing Devotional by Kyle Childress Topics: Suffering , Mystery , Comfort , God's Presence Source: The Christian Century In this poignant reflection on Job 19:23-27, Kyle Childress thinks about answers and certainty, particularly in the face of suffering, and how mystery and God's presence are better companions. Discerning What Displeases the Lord Article by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2012/07/discerning-what-displeases-the-lord/ Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Community , Discernment , Prophets Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress ponders how prophets that speak truth to power, like Nathan in 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13, can be formed in and by the Christian community through the practice of discernment. This Year in Jerusalem! Article by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2009/03/this-year-in-jerusalem/ Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Jerusalem , Reconciliation , Pilgrimage Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress reflects on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the relationships of Jews, Christians and Muslims, the vital role of Palestinian Christians in reconciliation and peace, and making God known at a great cost. When a Congregation Loses Countenance Article by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2009/10/thanks-but-no-thanks/ Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Sorrow , Jesus , Good , Mark Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress addresses how Mark 10:17 when Jesus tells a man to rid of his possessions and to follow him. The man walks away saddened and Childress talks about a congregation struggling with the same issue. Living Out of Control Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2015/11/living-out-of-control/ Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress Topics: Advent , Fear , Guns , Community Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress writes on Luke 21:25-36, that Advent begins with reminding us we are not in control; loss of control leads to fear, and can also lead us to depend on Christ and the church community. Walking with God Slowly Sermon Illustration by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/08/walking-with-god-slowly/ Sermon Illustration by Kyle Childress Topics: Church , Bread , Trust , Forgiveness Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress' reflections on walking and taking the time to know God and each other could be a source of sermon illustrations. Proclaiming the Resurrection Sermon (Complete) by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-10/sunday-november-7-2010 Sermon (Complete) by Kyle Childress Topics: Hope , Resurrection , Eschatology , Suffering Source: The Christian Century Kyle Childress argues that the resurrection loses its meaning outside the context of real suffering and hope in this message on Luke 20:27-38 and John 11:20-26. Expect a Call Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2007-01/expect-call Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress Topics: Church , Calling , Prophets , Jeremiah Source: The Christian Century Do we want to form youth in the faith so that they’ll be like Jeremiah and even Jesus? In this commentary on Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Luke 4:21-30, Kyle Childress reflects on the need for modern-day prophets.... It's About God Article by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2007-01/its-about-god Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Church , Jesus , Conversation , Ministry Source: The Christian Century In this reflection on Isaiah 6:1-8, Luke 5:1-11, and 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Kyle Childress reminds us that our call is to keep talking of God and pointing to Jesus Christ with our lives. Hopeful Endurance Sermon (Complete) by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-10/sunday-november-14-2010 Sermon (Complete) by Kyle Childress Topics: Power , Kingdom of God , Social Justice , Liberation theology Source: The Christian Century Delivering a liberation message on the power from God needed to endure struggle, Kyle Childress encourages churches to adopt John Howard Yoder's "minority perspective" on hope in this interpretation of Isaiah 65:17-25 and Luke 21:5-19. How Much is Enough? Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2012/09/how-much-is-enough/ Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress Topics: Addiction , Desire , Moses Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress considers Numbers 11: 4-35, the complaining Hebrews in the wilderness who missed Egypt, the nature of desire, addictions, and how God’s Spirit directs his people to re-order a consumeristic society. Includes quail image. Old Pickups and Advent Sermon Illustration by Kyle Childress https://www.faithandleadership.com/kyle-childress-old-pickups-and-advent Sermon Illustration by Kyle Childress Topics: Advent , Patience , Waiting Source: Faith and Leadership An old pickup truck helps a pastor to view his vocation in a new light as he engages is advent waiting. Courage to be Whole Sermon Starter/Outline by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2010/05/courage-to-be-whole/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Kyle Childress Topics: Work , Courage , Jesus , Power Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress reflects on the courage of the man Jesus healed by the pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-9). Getting up and following Jesus "will involve us in people’s lives in ways we’re not sure we want." God, Guns, and Guts Article by Kyle Childress https://www.faithandleadership.com/kyle-childress-god-guns-and-guts Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Guns , Pastor , Fear , Community Source: Faith and Leadership What’s the solution to the firearms dilemma for a pastor in gun-loving Texas? This article suggests visiting and listening to see how isolated and fearful people are, and offer a chance to connect them to community. Storm Cellars and Pentecost Article by Kyle Childress https://www.faithandleadership.com/kyle-childress-storm-cellars-and-pentecost Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Pentecost , Holy Spirit Source: Faith and Leadership This article uses the image of a storm-cellar to reflect on Pentecost, suggesting that Pentecost is wild and unpredictable. We don’t know what might happen, but we know we’ll be changed. It’s About Jesus Article by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2016/02/its-about-jesus/ Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Transfiguration , Jesus , Luke , Christology Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection on the Transfiguration from Luke 9:28-36, Kyle Childress considers the centrality of Christ to one's faith and life.

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